DP Holders to Apply for Work Pass in Singapore

Expats who are currently on a Dependant Pass (DP) with a Letter of Consent to work in Singapore yesterday received some rather unwelcome news that is still being digested. As part of their measures to support local employment in Singapore given the effects of Covid-19, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced that as of [...]

Video – ESG Investing for Australian Expats

What is ESG investing..? Will it improve my investment returns..? How do I get started..? The growth in investment in this space over the last 5 years has been remarkable, and 2020 has only accelerated this. From the devastating bushfires in Australia to a cyclone in India and Bangladesh, the recent events in the United [...]

ESG Investing in Singapore for Australian Expats

The term ESG was first coined in 2005, as part of a study called ‘Who Cares Wins’, which brought together many parties from the financial services sector to explore the role played by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in the long-term investment decision-making process. The growth in investment in this space over the last [...]

The Power of Rentvesting

In many discussions with our clients, we’re faced with the common question: “Should I buy or rent my home..?” There certainly isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this question and it very much depends on your individual circumstances and financial goals. This week we’re exploring a strategy commonly referred to as rent-vesting, whereby you’re still investing [...]

Are You Saving More During This Pandemic?

Are you finding that you’re saving more money this year during the pandemic? Without the ability to regularly spend on short trips throughout the region, the annual ski holiday or European cruise, or even weekly drinks with your colleagues, many Australian expats are finding that they’re able to save more money throughout 2020. Australian bank [...]

Australian Federal Budget 2020 – Expat Edition

The Australian Federal Budget of 2020 was closely watched by Australian expats all over the globe given these unprecedented times that we’re all going through. With rising unemployment, businesses closing their doors, Covid numbers rising globally, border closures and no imminent vaccine – it was clear that this Budget was going to have to focus [...]

Financial Assistance for Australians Abroad

There is no doubt that for many Australian households, they’d like to quickly wave goodbye to 2020 and see the world return to normal. Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on many Australian expat and resident families throughout the course of this year, and for many this has been quite financially debilitating. There are also [...]

Should I Buy My Future Home Before Repatriating..?

For many Australian expats stuck all over the globe, the lockdown measures as a direct result of Covid-19 have caused them to start to re-think their expat plans. For some this could mean shortening their planned time abroad, deciding that the wide open spaces and big backyards of Australia are too appealing to stay away [...]

Australian Expat Tax Residency – June 2020 Update

Every year, perhaps with 2020 being slightly different, thousands of Australians decide to depart the sunny shores of the land down under to head abroad for work opportunities, to start businesses or simply to experience another culture. Many of these Australian expats intend on returning to Australia eventually, but they could spend anywhere from 1 [...]

Buy Now – Pay Never

The rapid rise in buy now, pay later services such as Zip Pay and AfterPay, really can be quite terrifying given the current period of economic and financial uncertainty for many households. A recent survey conducted in Australia found that approximately 60% of survey respondents outlined that they were influenced to make a purchase because [...]